Lewis Andrews is a Fine Artist based in Leeds, United Kingdom. His work specialises in dealing with complex thoughts, ideas and facts within nature and science. Some explore those in which we seem to be overshadowed and overpowered in comparison by the vast distances, size or quantities. Others investigate moments of extreme power, creation and rebirth on a molecular scale or on a scale comparable to that of the universe. Questioning our relationships, place and role within the universe, environment and natural spaces.
The ‘Reprocessed Stellar Medium’ series of digitally enhanced drawings attempts to reintroduce the elements that went into the making of a physical drawing into the interstellar medium (ISM). The interstellar medium is the matter that can occupy the space between stars. It's a collection of elementsalong with predominately Hydrogen and Helium. These can become areas where stars are born. When supergiant stars die in supernovae the elements that were fused within their cores are blasted out into space and mix with the interstellar medium.
'Reprocessed Stellar Medium' attempts to return the Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen within the physical drawing into the ISM using digital software. Researching into the methods and techniques astronomers use to map out the elements in existing nebulas, the drawings are returned to the ISM. The digitally enhanced drawings are also a glimpse into the future of the elements that make our planet and sun once it's life cycle comes to an end and the elements return to the interstellar medium.